Three top allies of Ivory Coast's former president, Laurent Gbagbo, have been arrested in less than a week, raising political tension in the West African nation, where the nation's army has been hit by weeks of attacks.
Gunmen attacked former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo's party headquarters Saturday, injuring several people, a party spokesman said.
The International Criminal Court postponed a key hearing in the case against Laurent Gbagbo, the former Ivory Coast president who is facing charges of crimes against humanity.
Clashes along Ivory Coast's border with Liberia led thousands of people to flee their villages Tuesday, officials said. The confrontations occurred four days after seven U.N. peacekeepers and four civilians were killed in an ambush in the same area.
Thousands on Saturday fled the area in southwestern Ivory Coast where attacks left seven U.N. peacekeepers and eight civilians dead, according to a U.N. official.
Seven peacekeepers from Niger were killed Friday in an ambush in southwestern Ivory Coast, and more may be in danger, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Seven Nigerian peacekeepers were killed Friday in an ambush in southwestern Ivory Coast, and more may be in danger, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
A three-judge panel of the International Criminal Court ruled Monday that reasonable grounds exist to believe former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was responsible for crimes committed during post-election violence nearly a year ago.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo arrived Wednesday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague to stand trial for his role in his country's post-election violence that killed thousands.
President Alassane Ouattara opened negotiations Thursday with a coalition of opposition parties to try to convince supporters of the country's former president not to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections.
The U.N. mission in Ivory Coast is helping the Ivorian government beef up security along the border with Liberia after a deadly attack last week from alleged ''Liberian mercenaries," an Ivorian official said.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has been charged with economic crimes committed as post-election violence consumed the country this year and left some 3,000 people dead, but human rights groups said Friday that more serious allegations of war crimes by both sides of the conflict should be investigated.
Forces loyal to the Ivory Coast president killed 26 people and arrested dozens illegally in the past month, according to the United Nations.
Twelve members of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's inner circle have been indicted for crimes relating to the post-electoral crisis that left over 3,000 dead.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara responds to allegations that Laurent Gbagbo supporters are still being targeted.
Ivory Coast's new president plans to make national harmony his top priority as he tries to pull his crisis-ridden country together after many months of political turbulence and what one just-released report calls a now-prevailing "climate of fear."
A video that has gone viral in Ivory Coast has raised questions about the treatment of the government of former President Laurent Gbagbo, who lost last November's election, but did not leave power until he was arrested in April.
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court requested authorization Thursday to open an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ivory Coast during months of post-election turmoil.
The Ivorian government announced the creation Thursday of a national investigation commission on the crimes perpetrated during the post-election crisis amid mounting pressure fom human rights organizations and the United Nations.
A U.N. human rights official is calling for "immediate, impartial" investigations over reports of attacks by armed forces of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara against civilians in areas known to support former President Laurent Gbagbo.
President Alassane Ouattara got his cabinet Wednesday, after a six-month post-electoral crisis that claimed hundreds of lives.
A journalist who openly supported the Ivorian Popular Front of former President Laurent Gbagbo has been killed in a suburb of Abidjan, Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday.
Alassane Ouattara was inaugurated Saturday as president of troubled Ivory Coast in a ceremony that marked a symbolic end to months of political turmoil.
The president of the Ivory Coast is urging the International Criminal Court to investigate major crimes committed in his country after a disputed November election sparked a political standoff that left hundreds dead.
As current events in Ivory Coast highlight, elections are hardly the knock-out cure for countries dealing with deep social divisions and long histories of armed conflict. They just as often produce the sort of violent confrontation currently ensuing between the forces of deposed Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo and newly elected president, Alassane Ouattara. In such situations, international responses have also typically made things worse.
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on a Twitter activist who's waging a get out the vote campaign in Nigeria.
Forensic experts have unearthed about 68 bodies from another cluster of mass graves in war-torn Ivory Coast, a United Nations spokeswoman said Monday.
U.N. human rights official Guillaume Ngefa discusses a recently discovered mass grave in Ivory Coast.
Alassane Ouattara was sworn in Friday as president of Ivory Coast, ending a months-long political standoff.
Heavy fighting continued Tuesday in Yopougon between forces loyal to President Alassane Ouattara and militiamen loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo even as he was said to have accepted his loss of power.
Three of the international diplomatic community's most respected mediators arrived in the Ivory Coast Sunday to start a process of national reconciliation.
Forces loyal to newly installed President Alassane Ouattara have killed a warlord who helped Ouattara win office, a defense ministry spokesman said Thursday.
Marie Antoinette Singleton tells CNN that Laurent Gbagbo stands for the truth and that the fight for Ivory Coast isn't over.
New video emerges of the moment Laurent Gbagbo was captured. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
The former leader of Ivory Coast may have to face international charges for alleged crimes committed during his time in office, President Alassane Ouattara announced Wednesday, as he outlined his plans to bring peace and security to his nation.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara calls on fighters loyal to Laurent Gbagbo to lay down their arms.
Alassane Ouattara aspired to be president of Ivory Coast for decades. Now, after four long months of post-election turmoil and the capture of his political rival, the job is indisputably his.
Laurent Gbagbo was offered the chance to teach at Boston University in the United States if he would renounce his claim to be president of Ivory Coast and end the country's civil war, sources familiar with the negotiations told CNN Tuesday.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports live from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on the arrest of self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara called for calm Monday after forces stormed the president's residence and arrested Laurent Gbagbo, whose refusal to accept the results of a presidential election last year plunged the West African nation into civil war.
CNN's Becky Anderson speaks to the Red Cross about the humanitarian crisis in the Ivory Coast.
The west African country of Ivory Coast - also known as Cote d'Ivoire -- has been rocked by civil conflict as forces loyal to opposition leader Alassane Ouattara seek to oust incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo after a disputed presidential election last November. Most of the international community recognize Ouattara's victory and are urging Gbagbo to go.
U.N. military helicopters Sunday pounded heavy weapons positions of fighters loyal to self-declared Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, United Nations officials said.
The man recognized by the international community to be Ivory Coast's rightful president is no stranger to the frustrations of winning his country's top job.
The border between the Ivory Coast and Ghana is closed as two politicians battle for control. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
While in Washington on Thursday for talks with U.S. House and Senate leaders, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicted the outcome of the crisis in the Ivory Coast would set the tone for other nations in Africa.
The sounds of a fierce gun battle rang out early Thursday morning from the home of Laurent Gbagbo as the bloody battle to determine who would be the president of Ivory Coast continued, a Red Cross official said.
Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's elected President Alassane Ouattara stormed the residence of his rival, Laurent Gbagbo, on Wednesday, an Ouattara spokeswoman said, potentially heralding the end of a bloody conflict in the West African country.
A Red Cross team says more than 800 have been killed in one town. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
After days of heavy fighting, forces loyal to Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo laid down their arms Tuesday, and the self-declared president was negotiating the terms of his surrender, his foreign minister said.
U.N. Special Envoy to the Ivory Coast tells CNN that combat is over and terms of Gbagbo's surrender are being finalized.
Sensing an imminent victory, the government recognized by the international community as the rightful ruler of blood-soaked Ivory Coast said Saturday the other side has committed atrocities, is losing its top generals to defections and is looking for "cannon fodder" for its last stand.
Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara took control of state-run television and attacked the residence of Laurent Gbagbo on Friday as Ivory Coast's bloody, four-month battle for political power appeared to enter its final stages .
Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized president of Ivory Coast, attacked the residence of disputed incumbent Laurent Gbagbo and took control of state-run TV early Friday morning, a spokesman for Ouattara told CNN.
As the world's attention is focused on the conflict in Libya, another African country -- the Ivory Coast on Africa's west coast -- may be sliding toward another bloody civil war, according to observers who keep a close eye on warring factions there.
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to impose sanctions on disputed Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, his wife and three associates, as well as give U.N. peacekeepers more authority to protect civilians.
A United Nations helicopter was shot at Monday while on a reconnaissance flight over the Ivory Coast, the U.N. said Tuesday.
The internationally recognized president of Ivory Coast said he rejects the latest African Union envoy selected to help resolve the nation's tense political standoff.
President Barack Obama urged the disputed leader of Ivory Coast to step down to prevent more violence as the nation grapples with postelection clashes that have left hundreds dead.
Laurent Gbagbo has banned U.N. and French flights from flying over the country, a spokesman for the self-proclaimed president of Ivory Coast told CNN Thursday.
Security forces in Ivory Coast have fatally shot seven women who were protesting the president's refusal to cede power.
The U.S. government will provide $12.6 million in emergency funds to help people displaced as a result of Ivory Coast's political unrest and violence, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.
The United Nations remains neutral despite political strife and murder of civilians in the Ivory Coast.
In cities across the world, women marked the centennial International Women's Day. In Ivory Coast, the day took on poignancy for women who dared to take to blood-stained streets where seven of their own were shot down a few days before.
The U.N. mission in Ivory Coast reaffirmed its neutrality Tuesday despite a brewing conflict between government troops and a rebel movement that backs the internationally recognized winner of last year's election.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, who is fighting to keep a political title the United Nations says isn't his, on Monday nationalized the nation's two main cash crops, coffee and cocoa, according to state-run television.
The African Union chief flew to Ivory Coast on Saturday to make another attempt to resolve the crisis there amid a slaughter of women protesters blamed on self-proclaimed President Laurent Gbagbo.
United Nations officials apologized to Belarus this week for an incorrect report accusing it of shipping attack helicopters to the disputed president of the Ivory Coast.
The U.N. Security Council warns of the potential for civil war in Ivory Coast. CNN's Richard Roth reports.
The U.N. Security Council warned Thursday that civil war could return to Ivory Coast in West Africa after months of political deadlock.
The broadcast antennae for Ivory Coast's state news agency was targeted Saturday night by youths loyal to President-elect Alassane Ouattara, according to his representative to South Africa.
Fears grow that Ivory Coast is heading toward civil war. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
Eight newspapers halted operations in Ivory Coast to protest threats and hefty fines by officials supporting the nation's disputed president, press freedom groups said.
The United Nations on Monday accused Belarus of defying an arms embargo against Ivory Coast by delivering three attack helicopters to the disputed president of the West African nation.
Hundreds of people fled a pro-Alassane Ouattara neighborhood in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where forces loyal to incumbent President Laurent Gbabgbo have been fighting an armed Ouattara supporters for the past week.
Ivory Coast security forces loyal to incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo used tear gas and fired into the air to disperse supporters of Alassane Ouattara, authorities said Saturday.
African Union officials will name five heads of state to work on a solution to the Ivory Coast election standoff and report their findings in a month, a spokeswoman said Sunday.
The price of cocoa approaches an all-time high after unrest in Ivory Coast. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
A United Nations representative has condemned sexual violence in the Ivory Coast as the White House met with leaders urging the nation's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo to give up power.
France said Saturday it would not recognize the decision by Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo to cancel the diplomatic accreditation of French Ambassador Jean-Marc Simon.
A meeting between Ivory Coast's self-declared president Laurent Gbagbo and African leaders ends with no declaration.
The president of Botswana has invited the internationally recognized president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, for an official state visit, the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Botswana announced Wednesday.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to send 2,000 additional troops to Ivory Coast, bringing the total mission there to more than 11,000 troops and police.
More bloodshed is expected between self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deploring a string of attacks on U.N. vehicles in the volatile Ivory Coast and warned that those carrying out the acts will be held responsible.
Ivory Coast President-elect Alassane Ouattara explains what strategies are in place if Laurent Gbagbo won't step aside.
Canada and Britain announced Thursday that they have rejected the authority of self-proclaimed President Laurent Gbagbo to make any decision regarding their representatives.
African regional authorities are prepared to remove from office self-proclaimed President Laurent Gbagbo, who election observers say lost last November's presidential runoff but has refused to step down, Ivory Coast's President-elect Alassane Ouattara said Thursday.